Everyone is welcome to attend this live Zoom event with J. Drew Lanham. In his talk "Coloring the Conservation Conversation," Lanham will discuss what it means to embrace the full breadth of his African-American heritage and his deep kinship to nature and adoration of birds. The convergence of ornithologist, college professor, poet, author and conservation activist blend to bring our awareness of the natural world and our moral responsibility for it forward in new ways. Candid by nature — and because of it — Lanham will examine how conservation must be a rigorous science and evocative art, inviting diversity and race to play active roles in celebrating our natural world. This talk is part of Spring Creek Project's lecture series "Pandemic as Portal: Creating a Just Future on Earth."
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J. Drew Lanham is the author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature, which received the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Southern Book Prize, and was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal. He is a birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist who has published essays and poetry in publications including Orion, Audubon, Flycatcher, and Wilderness, and in several anthologies. He is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University.
Pandemic as Portal is a nine-week series featuring visionary thinkers who are imagining the world anew as it reconfigures in the midst of the pandemic. Each speaker will explore their highest vision of environmental and social justice, think about the crucial steps we can take as individuals and communities to bring that vision to life, and share stories of how this new paradigm is already taking shape.
Schedule: The series will be broadcast live on Zoom Tuesdays at 6 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST from January 12 to March 9. Other speakers include Kim Stanley Robinson, Erin Moore, Mazin Jamal, KJ Song, Michael Paul Nelson, Elizabeth Sawin, Bathsheba Demuth, Nia E. Martin-Robinson, and Vanessa Raditz.
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This series is hosted by the Spring Creek Project and the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative at Oregon State University. Lanham's talk is co-hosted by the Corvallis Public Library, the Corvallis Audubon Society, Greenbelt Land Trust, and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition.
Tuesday, January 26 at 6:00pmVirtual Event